Pretty much ever since I have been here, nothing good has ever happened to the Wild. For that matter, nothing good has happened to the Maple Leafs or Islanders, either. Finally, someone affiliated with Barry Melrose Rocks has something to cheer about! The Wild signed Zach Parise AND Ryan Suter! This instantly vaults the team to perhaps the 5th playoff spot in the west.
I'm not going to sit here and pretend that the Wild are a great team, or have any history to fall back on. Parise and Suter came to Minnesota because they wanted to be close to home (or in Suter's case, close to their wife's home). It was a fortuitous reak, certainly, one that Minnesotans are very happy about.
I guess it's just bad luck for the Islanders and Maple Leafs. After all, I've never heard of anyone voluntarily going to New York, and I'm pretty sure there aren't many hockey players from Ontario.